NFL RedZone watchers watching the finish of the late afternoon games heard host Scott Hanson gush that Joe Burrow, in his first pro football game, seemed as though a seasoned veteran as he led a rebound drive with the Cincinnati Bengals following the Los Angeles Chargers 16-13 on their final possession. Hanson was in good company to see Burrow’s development.
“It’s unbelievable,” A.J. Green said of Burrow’s poise late in the game. “That guy don’t flinch. The way he handled himself on that last drive was unbelievable… We have a special one in Joe.”
Burrow did his part to keep the Bengals’ triumph trusts alive. The rookie quarterback led Cincinnati into the red zone with time for different end zone shots. On the Bengals’ final offensive play, Burrow discovered Green in the end zone, yet the seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver was hailed for a push-off, discrediting the touchdown catch. The flag upheld the Bengals up 10 yards, setting up a 31-yard field goal attempt that missed.
The Heisman Trophy champ out of LSU completed 23-of-36 going for 193 yards and a capture alongside 8 rushes for 46 yards and a touchdown.
Burrow makes certain to make rookie errors (like his costly shovel pass interception), yet he indicated Sunday that Cincinnati settled on the correct decision letting him start in Week 1 without a preseason game added to his belt.